Visual arts

Visual arts

Our art programme, hosted in the Institute's Brancuși Hall, presents significant names and trends in Romanian art of all generations and in all eras. With the support of the RCI, Romanian artists also exhibit in well-known museums and galleries in and outside London. Our art programmes include design, fashion and architecture - hence extending beyond traditional boundaries. Among our partners in the arts are major institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Art, London Festival of Architecture and Design.

'Facebook Obsession' by Florica Prevenda at RCI London

'Facebook Obsession' by Florica Prevenda at RCI London

Ahead of the summer season, the 'Brâncuşi' Gallery at 1 Belgrave Square sets the scene for a new exhibition entitled 'Facebook Obsession' and signed by Florica Prevenda, one of Romania’s most original contemporary artists. Comprising a selection of striking collage works that speak about identity and relational...

25/05 - 08/09/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH

Events archive

Spaces of Memory, Spaces of Heritage

Spaces of Memory, Spaces of Heritage

The London Festival of Architecture, a citywide celebration of international built environment, now in its 10th year, provides the perfect setting for a showcase of the finest conservation projects in Romania. The exhibition, which opens at the RCI gallery, is accompanied by a conversation with architect Vlad Sebastian Rusu, the...

21/06/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Romanian Art Publishing at London’s Offprint Fair

Romanian Art Publishing at London’s Offprint Fair

Following last year’s successful participation at Offprint, one of Britain’s largest art publishing fairs hosted yearly by Tate Modern, PUNCH Bucharest returns to London for another display of exquisite editorial craftmanship. For a whole weekend in mid-May, the powerhouse of modern art will turn its famous Turbine Hall into a vast...

19 - 21/05/2017 @ Tate Modern – Turbine Hall, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
'The Studio: A Tireless, Ongoing Space'. The Geta Brătescu Retrospective in London

'The Studio: A Tireless, Ongoing Space'. The Geta Brătescu Retrospective in London

Visionary artist Geta Brătescu (b. 1926), a pivotal figure in the history of post-war Romanian art and Romania’s representative for this year’s Venice Biennale, is celebrated at the Camden Arts Centre with a major exhibition that spans a lifetime of creation through media as diverse as performance, textiles, collage, print-making,...

07/04 - 18/06/2017 @ Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG
'Standpoint’: Romanian Design at the London Fashion Week 2017

'Standpoint’: Romanian Design at the London Fashion Week 2017

We are delighted to announce our 7th consecutive participation at the London Fashion Week, one of the biggest congregations of fashionistas in the world. This year’s exhibition, entitled 'Standpoint', explores the intersections between the multiple layers of local and global – from reflections on the past and personal...

17 - 21/02/2017 @ Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Brâncuși on the Playground

Brâncuși on the Playground

The Romanian Cultural Institute in London and AlexZ Educational are bringing Constantin Brâncuşi to his youngest admirers through a weekend of workshops offered by the artistic duo Monotremu. Children between 4 and 14 years of age are invited to discover the great sculptor by recreating some of his most iconic works.   The...

19/11/2016 @ AlexZ Educational, Hendon School, Golders Rise, London NW4 2HP
Brâncuși: The Unknown Portrait

Brâncuși: The Unknown Portrait

140 years after his birth, we shed new light on the modernist giant through a thought-provoking exhibition of drawings by artist Raluca Popa, curated by Simona Nastac, and complemented by a talk in the company of art historian Doina Lemny, the author of the seminal 'Brancusi – an Artist without Frontiers'. Using a wide range...

26/10 - 04/11/2016 @ 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU
Romanian Artists at London’s Crossroads

Romanian Artists at London’s Crossroads

Romanian visual practices are showcased at the famous Old Truman Brewery in East London, as part of the first edition of Crossroads Art Show – a new platform promoting innovative contemporary art by established and emerging artists around the world. Joining this artistic melting pot, Zorzini Gallery in Bucharest is showcasing...

06 - 09/10/2016 @ The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
 A Bow to the Bard: 'The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists' 2016

A Bow to the Bard: 'The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists' 2016

The second edition of 'The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists'', our annual exhibition of Romanian artists who have made Great Britain their home, opens in 1 Belgrave Square with a visual celebration of the life and work of William Shakespeare 400 years after his death.  The works comprise an eclectic mix of...

22/09 - 21/10/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Romanian Talent at Saatchi Gallery

Romanian Talent at Saatchi Gallery

Mircea But and Todor Tamás, two of the younger generation’s most promising artists, showcase at Saatchi Gallery as part of the START Art Fair - one of London’s most exciting platforms for emerging talent. The artists are represented by Fundaţia Culturală Intact in Cluj, Art+Text Gallery in Budapest and Z...

15 - 18/09/2016 @ Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY
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